New York, Apr 2(ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has asked the Republican National Committee (RNC) to remove her name from an official invite to a New Orleans fundraiser scheduled to be held next week.
The RNC has organized a four-day fundraising effort around the New Orleans conference titled "Pachyderms on the Pontchartrain."
According to reports, Palin's staff has twice asked the party to remove her name from the invitation, and they also insisted that the request had nothing to do with the nightclub controversy currently making headlines.
"Palin will not take part in any RNC fundraiser in New Orleans," The New York Daily News quoted an aide, as having told Politico.
The apparent snub comes days after federal disclosure forms showed the RNC spent nearly 2,000 dollars this year at Voyeur, a West Hollywood club known for its nearly naked staffers. ides to Palin, however, insisted her refusal to appear at the event had nothing to do with the Voyeur scandal.
Meanwhile, Palin is still expected attend a gathering next Friday for the Southern Republican Leadership Council in New Orleans. (ANI)